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Harrah's Cherokee Resort Casino


River Terrace Resort & Convention Center

Bret Michaels Rockfest with Firehouse

Bret Michaels has been an iconic rock star, a reality TV star, a devoted philanthropist and more. The legendary front man for the group Poison, Michaels has also excelled as a solo artist and now he’s back on the road and you can catch all the excitement in the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains.

It’s all part of an exciting three night getaway to Gatlinburg, TN where you’ll enjoy accommodations at River Terrace Resort & Convention Center.

Michaels has sold more than 32 million records in his dynamic career, including number hit singles. His last album, Custom Built, reached number one on Billboard’s Hard Rock list.Seating is in sections 402 and 406 at Harrah’s Cherokee Resort Casino – and you’ll also enjoy a spectacular ride through the Smokies to and from the concert venue.

In addition to comfortable accommodations, your event also features a VIP check-in and welcome party with dinner, open bar, DJ and prizes, transportation to and from the concert, plus a late checkout on your final day. Join us for the fun – but call now, this event will sell out quickly.

Located in the heart of downtown Gatlinburg, adjacent to the Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, River Terrace offers a convenient location and scenic views, all just a stone’s throw from the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Step outside and discover the many wonders of downtown Gatlinburg, from the beautiful lIttle Pigeon River to the long list of quaint shops, diners, galleries and other attractions such as Ober Gatlinburg.


VIP Experience

In addition to accommodations and special amenities at Westgate Resorts, you’ll enjoy VIP treatment throughout the length of your event vacation, including:

* A fun-filled VIP Welcome Party complete with DJ, open bar, dinner and prizes

* Personal Concierge Services

* Complimentary transportation to and from your event

* Late check-out on your final day

Harrah's Cherokee Resort Casino

‘80s rock is alive and well. And this is your chance to experience the hard rock sounds of Bret Michaels along with special guest Firehouse, live at Harrah’s Cherokee Resort Casino. It’s all part of an exciting three-night getaway in the Great Smoky Mountains where you’ll stay at the River Terrace Resort & Convention Center in beautiful Gatlinburg, TN.

Rising to fame as the front man of Poison, one of rock’s most iconic and enduring bands, Bret Michaels helped define the rock-n-roll scene on the Sunset Strip. Poison’s massive success includes selling over 30 million records worldwide and numerous hit singles like “Every Rose Has Its Thorn,” “Nothin’ But A Good Time” and “What I Like About You.” Bret’s solo career has charted its own course with multiple solo albums and equal success as his last album, “Custom Built,” topped the charts, reaching #1 on Billboard’s Hard Rock list.

Harrah’s Cherokee Casino & Events Center is located near the North Carolina border just a mile from the entrance to the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway and just a short, scenic mountain drive from Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Spa in Gatlinburg, TN. Situated amidst the wildflowers and waterfalls of the Cherokee Indian homeland and nestled at the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you’ll find the welcoming grand lobby of Harrah’s 21-story luxury hotel. An elevated walkway over Soco Creek leads to the only casino gaming venue in North Carolina – offering slots, video gaming, digital blackjack, baccarito, a poker room and more.

In 2010, the casino added the 3,000-seat Events Center as part of a $633 million expansion that included a full kitchen, four VIP suites, box seating and more than 1,100 balcony seats. Concession areas are located on all floors of the center and LCD screens are strategically placed throughout. In addition, the 60’ x 40’ stage is framed by large 32-foot screens with HD resolution.

Resort Information

The beautiful River Terrace Resort & Convention Center is conveniently located in downtown Gatlinburg right next door to Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. Offering more than 200 spacious hotel rooms, the resort features majestic views of the Great Smoky Mountains and the adjacent Little Pigeon River. Guests also enjoy easy access to Gatlinburg’s wide range of family attractions, specialty stores, arts & crafts shops, cafes, art galleries and more. Simply step outside and stroll down the beautiful Parkway.

Enjoy some of the best views of the surrounding Smoky Mountains! Guests enjoy private balconies overlooking the scenic Little Pigeon River and the exceptional Smoky Mountains. Our onsite restaurant, Drafts Sports Grill, offers a fun-filled atmosphere and an extensive menu featuring gourmet burgers, sandwiches, salads and more as well as an extensive array of ice cold beers and other refreshments. Other amenities include two seasonal heated outdoor swimming pools.


River Terrace Resort Amenities

• Gatlinburg trolley stop
• Picnic area
• Feed the ducks
• Next to Ripley’s Aquarium
• Drafts Sports Grill
• Duck Blind Lounge
• Two heated swimming pools (seasonal)
• Interior corridors
• Adjoining rooms
• Laundry facilities
• Complimentary high speed WiFi
• Motorcoach parking
• 24-Hour Front Desk & Security

River Terrace Resort Restaurants

  • Drafts Sports Grill
  • Duck Blind Lounge

River Terrace Resort

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Event Package Includes

  • * 3 nights accommodations
  • * VIP Welcome Party (dinner, open bar, DJ, prizes)
  • * 2 Tickets to Bret Michaels Rockfest with Firehouse
  • * Transportation To & From the Event
Package Itinerary

Friday, March 9




Welcome Party (dinner, open bar, DJ, prizes)

Saturday, March 10


Depart Resort


Bret Michaels Rockfest with Firehouse

Sunday, March 11


Breakfast and VIP Resort Preview

Monday, March 12


Late Check-Out

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